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Running Apps in Docker, Part 4: Deploy Different App Versions with Docker Compose

Tom explains that most multi-tiered apps are dynamic and deployed in multiple locations so their components also will need to be updated.

Using AWS Fault Injection Simulator to Test EC2 Workloads

One of the things that you can do with the Fault Injection Simulator is to force an EC2 instance offline as a way of testing your high-availability strategy.

Consultant, Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer: 'My 10 Wishes for Technology'

Don't you sometimes just wish this amazing Information Technology business we're in was just a little different? That tech just worked? That there was one standard instead of eight? That security wasn't an afterthought. And that all apps weren't tested in production under the guise of DevOps?

Microsoft Security Best Practice: Clean Up Active Directory Accounts with PowerShell

Why use third-party security tools for Active Directory account cleanups when the ubiquitous PowerShell serves just as well?

New 'Open Metaverse Foundation' to Foster Open Source Software, Standards

The mission is to provide a collaboration space for diverse industries to work on developing a metaverse that is inclusive, global, vendor-neutral and scalable.

Running Applications in Docker, Part 2: Table Joins in PostgreSQL

Tom demos table joins, shell scripts for repetitive tasks and using "exec" to run commands inside a container from the host system.

Davos 2023 Tackles the Metaverse: 'The Next Era of the Internet Is Coming'

WEF publishes two reports discussing interoperability and demystifying the consumer metaverse (while explaining the difference between "web3" and "Web 3.0")

Running Apps in Docker, Part 1: Instantiation and Using PostgreSQL

After his introductory series, Tom Fenton deploys a database on Docker and integrates it with other apps deployed from other Docker images.

Hands-On Review: Inovato Quadra Plus (Raspberry Pi Alternative)

The less-expensive Quadra is a better fit than Raspberry Pi for those who want/need a low-cost software platform to use and experiment with.

Web3 Predictions at the World Economic Forum

"There will be more tokenization of assets, and increasingly mainstream use of blockchain technology."

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IBM's Watson Crashes the Cloud AI Party

After wowing the world way back in 2011 by defeating humans at the TV game show "Jeopardy!" with early-stage AI tech, IBM's Watson is making a bit of a comeback.

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Davos 2023: Cryptocurrency Rebound Seen, Calls for Global Cybercrime Rules

Davos is seen by some as the place where global elites gather annually to chart how things here on earth will work in the future.

Create a VPC Peering Connection Between AWS Regions

Setting up a peering connection between VPCs in two different regions can help to simplify your disaster recovery efforts.

Introduction to Docker, Part 4: Persistent Storage

Tom examines different ways to store persistent data such as volume and bind mounts (or host volumes).

Research: AWS Edges Ahead in Cloud Database Management Systems

Research firm Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" series of reports on cloud database management systems has long seen a crowded "Leaders" field populated with the usual cast of cloud giants and wannabes, but this year AWS has slightly edged ahead of the pack.

Introduction to Docker, Part 3: Networking

Tom Fenton explains how networking works with containers.

'Disconcerting' Survey Report Reveals Cloud Security Warnings

"Fully 75 percent of respondents say that cloud computing represents the single greatest expansion of the enterprise attack surface in the last 20 years!"

Introduction to Docker, Part 2: Repos and Resource Consumption

After introducing the basics, Tom Fenton looks at the ephemeral nature of container instances and how to use networking and persistent storage with them.

Kasten by Veeam Tops Kubernetes Backup/Data Protection Poll

A new survey-based Kubernetes backup and data protection report shows Kasten by Veeam was identified as a leader in the field, though many respondents couldn't name any organization as a leader.

Introduction to Docker, Part 1: Getting Started

Tom Fenton begins a series on how to install Docker containers on a Linux system while discussing images, performance hits and how to use network/storage with containers.

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